Classes & Extended Courses

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Classes are offered on Sunday morning and Monday and Tuesday evenings. An ongoing sewing class is offered on Sunday afternoon. Classes series start at different times of the year and are organized around six core topics:

  • Buddha's Life and Early Texts
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Buddhist Wisdom
  • Ethics and Compassion
  • Zen
  • Contemporary Buddhism
Registration

For class and workshop registration, please use the Register Online button on the event page, or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362). We accept Visa or Mastercard.

Refund Policy

15 days or more: $20 service charge
14 - 8 days: 50% of the total fees
7 days or less: no refund
(minimum cancellation fee: $20)

Fees

Fees vary based on number of class meetings, but the basic fee is $20 per class meeting, with a reduced fee for members and those with limited income; see each class for fee information.

 

Science on the Path to Mind Only (class), GGF 5/1 – 6/5

with Thiemo Blank
Six Tuesdays, May 1 – June 5, 7:30 – 9 pm

Practicing the Precepts (class), GGF 6/24 – 7/29

with Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts
Sundays, June 24 – July 29, 7:30 – 8:45 am

An Introduction to Buddhism and Ecology (class), GGF 9/2 – 9/30

With Wendy Johnson
Five Sundays, 7:30 – 8:45 am

Ethics of Compassion, Stillness, and Wisdom (class), GGF 6/25 – 7/30

Mondays, 7:30 – 9 pm

Cultivating the Way: The Six Perfections, GGF 4/30 – 6/4

With Jiryu Rutschman-Byler
Five Mondays, April 30 – June 4, 7:30 – 9 pm (no class May 28)

Zhiyi’s Six Subtle Dharma Gates Meets Zen, GGF 4/29 – 6/3

With Sonja Gardenswartz
Six Sundays, April 29 – June 3, 7:30 – 8:45 am

Coming of Age Program 2017 – 2018

Coming of Age Program 2017 – 2018

For 7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls
Monthly meetings, September 2017 to May 2018

"Why do I feel stuck?" (class), GGF 2/18 – 3/25

With Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Six Sundays, February 18 – March 25, 7:30 – 8:45 am

What Do You Mean, "Mind Only"? (class)

With Abbess Fu Schroeder
Six Mondays, February 19 – March 26, 7:30 – 9 pm

Sewing Buddha's Robe

Sewing Buddha's Robe

Instruction in sewing a rakusu, Buddha’s robe, is offered for those who are preparing for the Bodhisattva Initiation Ceremony with a Zen Center or affiliated teacher.